Monday, December 26, 2016
My Music Monday
I'm going with the Dixie Chicks.
Well, the Dixie Chicks covering Beyoncé .
I mentioned when we saw their concert earlier in the summer, that the Chicks covered a long off Beyoncé's 2016 album Lemonade, called "Daddy Lessons".
I'm not fan of Beyonce, and I'll admit I've never heard the original, but I was down with DCX doing a version of the song. The performed it during their acoustic set and it seemed to work.
Allegedly, Beyoncé and DCX performed it live - and together - at the Country Music Association awards, which pissed off all factions of that part of the industry.
13 years in, and country music still holds a grudge against the biggest selling female act in their genre. So they weren't happy the Chicks were there. And they certainly were not happy that a black woman - who isn't a country artist - was at their night of nights (though country music seems to have 18 of these award shows annually).
But it's Dump's 'Murica now, so racism, bigotry and misogyny reigns.......and it is country music where the only two people of colour are / were Charlie Pride and the lead singer from Hootie, so, you know blacks are not welcome.
Wow - I get a lot into a post about a live song, don't I ?
As it was only the second time the Dixie Chicks performed the song - though they'd end up doing it nightly thereafter - you have to endure the first minute of the video as spoken intro.....or you just skip ahead to the actual song.